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not the end

it’s the end of april, and also the end of my teaching contract, but it’s definitely not the end of me blogging on here. thanks to effy wild’s blog along, i blogged every single day this month, and it felt great!most of the posts were on here callaloo soup. but i also posted a few […]

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glimpses from our weekend

we were super busy and it all seemed to go by in a blur! i’m mainly happy that we got our veggie bed in, especially given the sudden drop in temperature we had on sunday with a glacial wind from the north. how was your weekend?

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my feelings exactly

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. — Luis Barragan Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. — May Sarton The love of gardening is […]

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samedi

grasse mat’ bullet proof coffee bon apétit! merde! on a oublié les rehaussers goats! baby goats! cochons! cheese flowers too many tomato plants well, if it’s like that we not planting no damn pumpkins j’ai oublie ma veste! it was not supposed to rain pate de fruits home at last meal planning are there elephants […]

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good eats

my husband and i, and to some extent our son, are quite the foodies. but the most important thing, especially during the school term when we all have various activities, is that we can prepare simple and tasty meals that aren’t too labour intensive. here are some recipes we’ve used lately that have knocked it […]

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rain

I love all films that start with rain:rain, braiding a windowpaneor darkening a hung-out dressor streaming down her upturned face; one long thundering downpourright through the empty script and scorebefore the act, before the blame,before the lens pulls through the frame to where the woman sits alonebeside a silent telephoneor the dress lies ruined on […]

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a romp

i wore a romper today for the first time in years. i think they are really cute, but i always consider the bathroom question, and decide against them. this one ended up in my wardrobe by mistake. i grabbed it while rifling quickly through a thrift store rack, thinking it was a summer dress. i […]

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garden update

so we got the first flower bed in. i’m so excited. I’ll have two rows each of annuals and perennials. the second bed is scheduled to go in next weekend, and I’ll use it for all my bulb plants. i also need to find some grasses and other greenery for filling out my future bouquets.

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lost

has anyone seen the other side of these earrings? just asking on the off chance. since lost socks turn up again as extra container lids, maybe lost earrings turn up somewhere too? i wonder what they would turn up as? butterflies? uniorns? a ray of sunshine? a pretty pink flower? a hummingbird ? what do […]

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